Monthly Archives: December 2010

No Insurance Policy Against Trouble

Three days after Christmas, the celebration of “God with us”, the church calendar has another holy day which sits in stark contrast to the familiar and oft sentimental elements of Luke’s story of mangers, shepherds, and angels. It is taken … Continue reading

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Christmas Wishes

Nancy Don Joe & Maki Chris Emma and Gracie All of us wish you Blessing, Joy and an abundance of Good News at Christmas and in the New Year.

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Ornamental stories

We waited for Chris to come home yesterday before decorating the Christmas tree. He and Nancy do most of the decorating I record the momentous event to be able to post pictures which share it with Joe & Maki who … Continue reading

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Off Season charity

I am not a grinch, really, I am not. But I am getting a bit tired of the faux charity of the season. I say faux charity as it seems to very wide and not very deep. The time just … Continue reading

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Christmas worth

In a study group the other night the discussion turned towards doing. We as people have a very deep and definite sense that our worth is tied to doing. When we get introduced one of the first questions is “What … Continue reading

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Its A Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life made its annual visitation to our TV the other night. It is one holiday program that both Nancy and I enjoy and watching it has become an Advent ritual for us. I long ago realized it … Continue reading

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Baptist Straight Talk

John the Baptizer was not someone with whom you could have a friendly chat. He was not someone you would invite home for dinner. The Gospel portrays him as intense – confrontational – accosting people on their journey.  Having them … Continue reading

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Time & Place

I tend to be less organized than my wife. (Now there is an understatement!) I tend to go with the flow, see what happens and make it up as I go along. Though professionally I know and run strategic planning … Continue reading

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